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🌷New Collection | Backyard Ideas | Simple Plant Rising Concepts| #GardeningX | Propagating Begonias

I’m becoming a member of with a few of my fellow gardeners from the #SixOnSaturday group to carry you a brand new collection of posts that may embody some straightforward plant propagating concepts and conversations about favorite gardening instruments.

Propagating Begonias

Right now I’m joined by Fred from Fred, A French Backyard weblog. Fred goes to share is recommendation for profitable propagation of begonias.

Fred’s going to explain his strategies of propagating Begonia ‘Masoniana Jungle’.

It is determined by the forms of begonias however these with giant and flat leaves, it really works effectively. 

To a clear container, add just a little contemporary potting compost. ( I take advantage of a Tupperware field or one thing comparable )

Subsequent add a layer of sand / vermiculite. It have to be a sterile combine.  

Moisten the layers flippantly. 

Then you must use a disinfected knife blade and incise on the again of the begonia leaf the place there are “Y” veins longer than 1 cm.

Flatten the leaf effectively and put small pins, to carry the leaf down, as within the picture. ( T-pins or comparable are helpful. Etsy has some from £3.)

Add a cling movie over the container. (Or a clear lid, however one thing hermetic.) 

Wait just a few weeks with out watering something as a result of the humidity is sufficient. The younger crops develop from the tissue alongside the veins and root down into the rising combine under.

As soon as the brand new crops have root system they are often separated from the mom leaf and potted on.

Fred did 2 separate checks: a leaf positioned on a layer of damp sand/vermiculite (sterile compost under) and a leaf positioned instantly on damp sterile compost. Cling movie on prime of each. The one with the vermiculite succeeded, the opposite rotted. 

Fred’s weblog

Twitter @frdvil | Instagram @frdvil

Please be part of me in thanking Fred for taking time to share his recommendation and offering pictures for this submit. Fred beforehand joined us as a part of my Enchanting Gardens collection and you’ll learn extra about Fred and his backyard right here.

Meet up with earlier posts within the Backyard Ideas collection:

Propagating African Violets

Cathy’s favorite gardening software: Wolf Garten Weeding And Planting Knife.



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